This year’s cover features Patrick Jones and focuses on the beautiful, nurturing bond between animals and humans and how living alongside nature can empower us to stop and embrace the slow life.
Organise your garden, your life and share your schedule with this deceptively simple but thought-provoking permaculture calendar – for your home or workplace. Illustrating one of the twelve permaculture design principles for each month, gives you the time to absorb them. Each example includes an image and story of locally appropriate sustainable living and design.
Moon planting is a way to manage your gardening time more effectively, get more organised and observe the rhythms and patterns of nature. The first 3 phases are represented by icons to guide planting activities. The final phase and during phase transition is time to improve your soil. Exact moon phase, solstice and equinox times are are provided in UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) and can be adjusted to your local time. See the moon planting guide page for more.
What makes the permaculture calendar ethical?
The permaculture calendar is printed in Australia on ecoStar+, a FSC certified, chlorine free, 100% post consumer recycled paper using vegetable based inks. Our printer recycles all e-Waste, printing plates, ink cartridges, paper waste and packaging. The vegetable based that we use don’t release unnecessary VOC’s into the atmosphere or require harmful solvents for clean up.
Once the calendar has reached the end of its life you can recycle or compost it, frame and hang the pictures, or keep the calendar intact as a reminder of the principles and important events over the year. It can also be used as a teaching tool to illustrate an example of each of the design principles.
While the production effort does a lot in limiting its impact on the earth and the people in the process, we’re also demonstrating the ethic of Fair Share by now donating 100% of profits of the calendar to permaculture projects worldwide. See our contribution page for more.
Size: A4 (210mm x 297mm / 8.25in x 11.7in) opening to A3 (297mm x 420mm / 11.7in x 16.5in)
The first calendar was produced for 2009 as a way to demonstrate the principles with practical examples, with images submitted from the permaculture community. Use the #permacuturecalendar so we can find images that you think might be suitable. You can find out more about how to make a submission in future editions here.